or LYCOGALA EPIDENDRUM to any students of botany or mycology out there.
These are actually considered a slime mold, not a fungus, and when opened, they ooze a toothpaste-like substance. Ick! As interesting as they presented, I chose to go no further and didn't poke any of them!! For some really nice closeups, go to:
and for images of the slime, go to:
Who names this stuff anyway?!!